We were encouraged to try Loving Hut by a co-worker’s friend, who had other vegetarian friends in town. An international vegan restaurant, Loving Hut happens to have two locations right here in Busan. Along with some of our co-workers and their friends, we dined there for dinner.
Modern and super clean inside, the restaurant featured a TV playing videos on being vegan. There were also signs persuading the vegan way of life.
The menu included many popular Korean dishes served meatless, as well as some other Asian dishes. Even faux seafood and meat made from soy protein were meal options. It was so nice to be able to go to a place and not request “gawgee anio” (no meat) since everything was vegetarian.
For appetizers, the table shared spring rolls and spicy “chicken wings” which were quite good.
For dinner I got a noodle and veggie stir-fry dish and Ryan tried a tofu soup.
They even had vegetarian kimchi (it’s usually made with oyster sauce) and an artichoke soup (in place of the usual fish soup served with most Korean entrées).
Along with a vegetarian and organic foods section including raisins, maple syrup, tomato sauce, and vegan ramen, a frozen foods section was also available.
The refrigerator was stocked with “hamburger” patties, “sausage” patties,” and “fish” sticks. I bought some soy hot dogs but have yet to crack open the bag.
Right around the corner…
We recently said goodbye to one of the foreign teachers at our school, and her replacement happens to be a woman who is also a vegetarian! I’m sure there will be more veggie food to be had between the two of us. We’ll keep you posted.